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Rutland Osprey, England 2020

Post by Ferenz » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:53 am

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Find out what exciting happenings have been going on over the past week with the Rutland Ospreys!

What a fantastic week it has turned out to be here at Lyndon Nature Reserve! Despite having to close the Visitor Centre as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the Ospreys have of course, been keeping us very busy and our moods positively elevated (mine personally, is through the roof)!

Since our first Osprey arrived back on 13th March, the past week has seen four more individuals return to Rutland, including our most iconic pair, Maya and 33(11), from the Manton Bay nest. These two, astonishingly, returned within hours of each other, with 33 making his debut on the webcam at around 07:00, and Maya making her first appearance at lunchtime! Though these two arrived on the same day, it is very unlikely that they travelled together, though it is sometimes nice to think, as Ospreys complete their migrations alone.
https://www.lrwt.org.uk/blog/abi-mustar ... how-return

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This past week has been full of excitement since the first egg was laid, and we have been eagerly watching out for another...

The three weeks that Maya and 33(11) have been back in Rutland have simply flown by! One moment they are incredibly busy preparing the nest and then the next, Maya has laid the first egg of the season.

Over the course of the past week, I think it is safe to say we have all been glued to the webcam, keenly waiting for a clue that Maya has laid a second egg. As always with wildlife and nature, having a bit of patience is key, and it certainly paid off! On Thursday evening we were lucky and were able to catch a glimpse of the second egg! We are unable to say exactly when it was laid, but it could have been anytime from Wednesday afternoon onwards. Come the weekend, we were once again drawn to the screen, this time with the anticipation of a third egg being laid. And this morning, perseverance again paid off, with there now being three eggs in the nest! But the question we are all pondering now is, will there be a fourth?
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Re: Rutland Osprey, England 2020

Post by Ferenz » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:38 am

MAYA the Rutland Queen laid fourth egg

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2 days earlier as the 'nearly same' procedere as last year, exactly
Maya goes Fourth…By Marie Dipple on April 11, 2019

At 9.05 this morning, Maya had been shuffling around for half an hour after a swap over with 33… she stepped to one side and revealed a fourth egg!
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Re: Rutland Osprey, England 2020

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:26 am

These two are certainly keeping the viewers happy. :)
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Post by Ferenz » Mon May 04, 2020 7:51 am

It's very nearly time for the first chick to hatch. Read more on what's being going on at Manton Bay this past week.
It has now been 36 days since Maya laid the first egg on 29th March, and I don’t know about you, but I am glued to my computer screen at the minute, waiting for a sign that the first chick is about to pip its way out of its eggshell. Hopefully by the end of the week we will have our first chick of the season! And I imagine, the first chick to hatch in the UK.

As we have watched over the past few weeks, Maya and 33(11) have been very attentive; keeping busy with switching over of incubation duties, and for 33 in particular, with fishing. Out of all the species of birds in the world, Ospreys are the only ones to solely eat fish and are true piscivores. 33 has been showing off his fishing skills and is regularly bringing fish of all different sizes and species back to the nest, including some very large Trout and some decent-sized Roach! Before 33 returns to the nest with his well-earned prize, he has his fill, which is normally the head of the fish – the most nutritious part. Once the chicks have hatched, this will change. Instead of taking his fill first, 33 will bring the whole fish back to the nest, head included.
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Mon May 04, 2020 8:55 am

Wonderful Ferenz, thank you.
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Wed May 06, 2020 7:28 am

Super! Good mama osprey.....
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33 Brings Fish for Maya and Chick #1 15:30 6 May 2020

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Post by Ferenz » Wed May 06, 2020 10:10 am

Feeding 1st Bobblehead

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Post by Ferenz » Thu May 07, 2020 8:11 am

Maya took off to a short round

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Re: Rutland Osprey, England 2020

Post by Ferenz » Thu May 07, 2020 1:08 pm

Maya feeding the first chick

It's been a lovely day for the growing Manton Bay family. So far, one chick has hatched and we are expecting the second to emerge imminently! Both parents have been doing a brilliant job, and here is Maya feeding the little one...
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Post by Ferenz » Thu May 07, 2020 11:52 pm

Second hatch & feed of the TWO

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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Sun May 10, 2020 6:51 pm

This is heartwarming.....
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Re: Rutland Osprey, England 2020

Post by Ferenz » Mon May 11, 2020 6:40 am

Big fish...three mouths wide open, full crops for all.
It's perfect!


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Re: Rutland Osprey, England 2020

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Mon May 11, 2020 7:49 am

Wow, this is what makes viewing greatly worthwhile.
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Thu May 14, 2020 4:29 am

Wow, is all I can say.....and it is deserved. I expect fish getting is going to be the rather main priority.
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Re: Rutland Osprey, England 2020

Post by Ferenz » Fri May 15, 2020 6:57 am

The Rutland FOUR

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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Fri May 15, 2020 10:59 am

Adorable osprey chicks......"four little heads"........being so good.
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